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Dexter Was Adopted

Dexter, a 7-year-old St. Bernard, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in December 2017 as an owner surrender. Weighing in at approximately 150 pounds, this big bundle of love is truly young at heart and has proven to be incredibly sweet and affectionate.

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This gentle-giant just wanted a home where he could live out his retirement years surrounded by love. We are so happy to announce that he has found just that!

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Dexter was adopted by a lovely couple, Aaron and Sonja, and will be welcomed by two kitty siblings, Dolce and Jimmy. Dexter’s new home has a large fenced backyard for him to romp around in and a nearby trail for him to explore on his daily walks. What a lucky boy!

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We have already heard from Dexter’s new mom and dad that things are going very well so far: “First night went well.  Dexter slept through the whole night with no accidents. Cats are adjusting well, Dexter does not even really acknowledge them which is quite fine with Dolce but Jimmy has to get used to not being the biggest in the house. “

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Thank you and congratulations to Dexter, Aaron, Sonja, Jimmy, and Dolce! This charming boy deserves a wonderful life and we are delighted that Dexter has found his perfect match.

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Lacey 9 year old female shih tzu – Adopted

Sweet Lacey was napping in her bed when we went to meet her. There had already been so much change in her life and here we were to make even more.

Lacey was an owner surrender by a family unable to care for this sweet girl. There was nothing wrong with her… or so we thought.

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Once in her foster home Lacey refused to eat and had diarrhea. We took her to our vet and did some tests to find out she has C. Diff – an infection in her intestines. Three weeks of antibiotics should do the trick! She’ll be retested prior to adoption.

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After medications were started and a week went by Lacey started to feel better and began to play and look happy.

She is housebroken and even figured out the dog door in the first few days. She loves car rides and is good with cats and other dogs.

She’s smart, sweet, a cuddle button and a lover.

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She’d love a home where her family was with her most of the time as she’s lived with a retired couple for her entire life. She’s calm, relaxed and excellent on leash. She’s a perfect little shih tzu.

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We have an adoption pending for Lacy!

The Idea of Rescue

I feel like I’ve been priming a pump on a machine for over a year and the engine is finally starting to turn over. Or maybe I’ve given birth to my first child and she’s ready to take her first few tentative steps on her own. Or maybe, I just bought my first house, started my first job, got my first paycheque and met the love of my life. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. That’s how I feel about my dream coming true. My dream to start a successful animal rescue is breathing, running and spinning in new directions. I’ve made some good and bad decisions. I’ve found allies in strange places and had to break a few hearts along the way, but BCFS is a ball rolling forward. My biggest fear realized when people entered the picture. People the ones who hurt and the ones who help are often difficult to tell a part. People the ones that couldn’t be trusted and the ones who stood by me. And then there came strangers. Oh dear. Strangers, but they didn’t stay strangers for long and I began to meet some wonderful people. Then, the most amazing thing happened – these strange wonderful people became friends, not just with me, but with each other.